Think students would donate money to the Taliban to kill Americans? Watch and find out!!

A video like this should be impossible. The behavior of the prospective Taliban donors violates every principle of self-interest in economics, but also the core principles of group identity and reciprocity in social psychology and anthropology.

You could conclude that the social sciences are faulty, or that the students have lost their connections with reality. You might otherwise reason that the Taliban deserve American support, but why, really, would you?

The Leftist Libel of Columbus

Spectator: Primary documents on Columbus

Columbus has been demonized by leftists seeking to raise a generation hating their country. In many cases, wrongs Columbus stood against were attributed to him.

But the left can’t get it’s “Progress” without making youth hate this country, or at best, be ashamed of it.

So, Washington, Jefferson, Columbus, and yes, Lee, must be libeled to drain the pride from American youth.

Democrats walk out of redistricting commission to deny a quorum.

VA Mercury Redistricting collapse

GOP members refused to use a Democrat Senate map alone as a starting point. The Dem map combined the districts of multiple serving GOP Senators to virtually guarantee a 22-18 Senate. Rather than continue using two maps, the Democrat citizen members walked out to deny a quorum so the commission could not continue to seek a compromise.

So, all that Democrat crying about Gerrymandering was just hypocrisy, they like Gerrymandering just fine if they can do it.

Everything old is new again

Changing the rules in middle of election

It appears that Democrats just can’t follow rules if they think they can gain advantage by cheating.

With the election already underway, Democrats in NOVA want Northam to waive witness signatures on absentee ballots.

Why? Does it make it more difficult to manufacture the needed votes if they see they are behind?

And people wonder why so many believe the 2020 election was stolen.

The Debt Ceiling: An Affectionate History

Source: Mises Institute.

The article depicts the U.S. federal debt ceiling in three different graphs of the time period 1943 through 2020:

  • as nominal dollars
  • as constant (or, inflation-adjusted) dollars
  • as a percentage of GDP

All show the same pattern of steady increase of the debt ceiling beginning circa 1980.

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A Declassified State Department Report Says Microwaves Didn’t Cause “Havana Syndrome”

While we’re on the topic of possibly lavish and unnecessary spending, the house just unanimously passed a bill providing even more generous healthcare to spies with a “disease” the State Department knows is fake. Are the fiscal conservatives here aghast at this?